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IMS releases two products to material processing market

IMS has released two new products to the Australian material processing market, which are now available through Crusher Screen Sales & Hire

Crusher Screen Sales & Hire (CSSH) has welcomed two new IMS products to the market – the BP1200-48TB track blender withfour feed hopper and the tracked PM1200-20TB twin feed hopper pugmill.

Both are designed to bring improvements for clients in the construction, quarry, mining and remediation industries, says CSSH manager John Andersen.

“Our company is always looking for improvements on plant design for the Australian market and works closely with IMS from Northern Ireland, which manufactures construction equipment and has a strong emphasis on blending and pugmill equipment,” Andersen explains.

“The Australian market is moving towards wanting to use more recycled products in construction materials in order to reduce land fill costs and the demand on virgin quarry products.

“Achieving this requires blending materials with accuracy to meet the product specifications. This also applies to a lot of quarries having to blend materials to meet specifications or who have been looking to sell a slow-moving product by blending it with other material.”

Andersen says that this is where the two new IMS machines stand out in the market, by providing a high level of accuracy for processing high volumes of product.

IMS, based in Northern Ireland, is a manufacturer of material handling equipment that has been supplying machinery around the world since 2010.

Based in Yatala, Queensland, CSSH distributes IMS equipment across Australia, offering a wide range of conveyors, hoppers, screens, pugmills, concrete silos and crushers.

The PM1200-20TB pugmill blender. Image: CSSH

BP1200-48TB blender

The BP1200-48TB blender has four separate 5m-long feed hoppers holding 12 cubic metres each, with separate conveyors all fitted with belt scales.

It is powered by a Cat C7 generator that can be connected to mains power and drives Nord electric gear drive motors with variable speed and remote stop/start.

The BP1200-48TB can also feed an IMS electric pugmill on skids and a 24-m radial conveyor with the options of adding two powders and/or two liquids.

The BP1200-48TB. Image: CSSH

PM1200-20TB pugmill

The PM1200-20TB pugmill blender has two separate 5m-long feed hoppers holding 10 cubic metres each, like the blender design, with the option of vibrating hydraulic tipping grids and a 3m-long pughead, ensuring a quality mix when adding high percentages of powders and liquids.

The pugmill has the option of adding two powders with two separate mobile silos as well as two liquids. There is four-sided plate form surrounding the hoppers, with an access stairwell.

PLC system

Both the new plant items are fully automated using Australian-designed PLC control and recording systems, ensuring quality service and backup from CSSH without having to rely on support from overseas in a different time zone.

“The other advantage from having local support is that we can modify the PLC programs to suit a specific client’s requirement,” Andersen says.

“Being fully automated reduces human error and ensures constant and accurate product for downstream construction projects. The PLC has safeguards in case the blended product is not making the programmed specifications.”

The PLC system provides certainty that the correct percentage of fines is being added to a road base, for example, and moisture can be recorded and controlled, further increasing the quality of the final product.

The machines have their own Wi-Fi, enabling them to be connected to an iPad in a loader or site office, which allows the operator to remote control the plant up to 100m away from the machine. The program report shows each batch and the percentage of each product blended.

CSSH offers the plant for sale and hire along with mobile cement equipment, including 2–4-tonne hoppers and silos from 40–100 tonne, with load cells to keep track of current powder volume.

These machines offer mobility and the ability to process material with high production and accuracy and are fully automated. For further information please contact John Andersen on 0424 181 056 or email

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